There are few places as beautiful as the Northwest. It's probably why I can't think of any other place I'd rather live. I grew up in what used to be the small town of Gig Harbor, Washington, graduated from Peninsula High School, then went to school in Pullman (Go Cougs) and spent a summer in Bellingham.
I started with NorthWest Cable News in September of 1996. After a year covering stories in Boise, then another two years living and working in Portland, I moved to the Seattle area to report and weekend anchor. After almost eight years co-anchoring the weekday mornings on NWCN, I moved downstairs to work primarily for KING5. I spent eight months anchoring the weekend mornings on both NWCN and KING and reporting for the KING morning shows three days a week. After 9 years of mornings I am back to an evening schedule working for both NWCN and KING. I just helped launch the new 4pm newscast on KING 5. At 7pm you can catch me regionwide on NWCN, and at 9pm it's an hour on KONG 6/16.
Stories I've covered during my tenure include mudslides in Idaho, the New Carissa ship grounding in Waldport, OR and more whale stories than I could possibly imagine. I've found each part of the Northwest has its own stories, and its own flavor. It has afforded me an opportunity to see some great places and meet some wonderful people.
If I'm not working, I'm probably helping someone landscape or remodel a house. Love family time and seeing old friends whenever I can. I play as hard as I work and spend as much time on the water as I can.